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Old 04-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #1
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Good Afternoon everyone,

I just took delivery of an Aquatic life 48" Dual Lamp fixture with the 10,000K and 420/460 bulbs. I had ordered the fresh water version that comes with the 6700K bulb and this one was shipped to me by mistake.

I'm wondering if this 10,000K bulb will be acceptable for my planted aquarium or if I should return it for the freshwater version.

I really don't want to have to wait to send it back and then wait for another one to ship.

Any input is greatly appreciated!
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:46 PM   #2
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The 10,000 Kelvin bulb is fine, but the 420/460 (actinic?) bulb is not useful.
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Old 04-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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The 10,000 Kelvin bulb is fine, but the 420/460 (actinic?) bulb is not useful.
It says 420/460 hybrid actinic/blue lamp.

Maybe I'll just swap that one out. Maybe I'll put in a 6500 k bulb for a nice mix
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Swapping the actinic/blue lamp out for either a 10,000K or a 6500K bulb will be fine.
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